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by Brian Clarey

DANCING WITH THE CAROLINA STARS

FEB Revolution Mills Studios; 1200 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro; 336.691.9188; www.operationsmile.org; 7:30 p.m.; $100 and up

Dancing with the Carolina Stars is a fundraiser to benefit Operation Smile styled in the manner of television’s “Dancing With the Stars,” except with local celebrities pairing with dance professionals. And sure, it would be great to see Fox 8’s Roxy Haynes in a salsa dress or Lisa Dames doing the rounds, but what makes it worth the price of admission will be seeing Chris Kelly from Rock 92’s “Two Guys Named Chris” show attempt to stay on his feet.

Wed., Feb 17

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE

Salem Academy & College; 601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem; 336.721.2855; www.salem. edu; 6:30 p.m.; $25 single, $40 couple Valentine’s Day may be over, but the late winter candy binge continues unabated at this indulgent event in Winston- Salem. The evening will include lectures on the history of chocolate and its production, capped off by a grand tasting and evaluation.

Thurs., Feb 18

RABBIT HOLE

Greensboro College, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre; 336.217.7720; www.greensborocollege. edu; 2 p.m. (understudy) and 7:30 p.m.; $10, $8 seniors and students Thursday falls amid Greensboro College’s ambitious repertory project, the staging of two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays over six nights. Rabbit Hole, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by junior Benjamin McCarthey, won the prize in 2007 for a stirring portrayal of a couple in grief.

The other play, Anna in the Tropics, runs the night before and the night after. Hit the website for details.

Fri., Feb 19

WAKE RADIO BENEFIT CONCERT

Krankie’s Werehouse; 211 E. 3 rd St., Winston-Salem; 336.758.4274; www.wfu. edu; 8 a.m.; $5 Let’s not forget all the heads involved in college radio in this very scholastic edition of BeThere.

Honor them all day today at Krankie’s, where Wake Radio benefits from performances by Terrance & the Tall Boys, Sugar High Gang, Distrails, Bolmongani and more. Great coffee, too.

Sun., Feb 21

FOREVER PLAID

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance; 1047 W. Northwest Blvd., Winston- Salem; 336.723.7777; www.wstheatrealliance. org; 2 p.m.; $14-$16 Today is a great day to catch a matinee performance of the Winston- Salem Theatre Alliance production of Forever Plaid, the prequel to the alliance’s popular production Plaid Tidings. The show centers around a doo-wop era boy band killed in a car crash and resurrected to make it big.

Mon., Feb 22

KICKOFF TO KINDERGARTEN PARENTS DAYS

Greensboro Children’s Museum; 220 N. Church St.; 336.574.; www.gcmusueum.com High Point Museum; 1859 E. Lexington Ave.; 336.885.1859; www.highpointmuseum.org; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; FREE If you’ve got a wee one entering kindergarten in the fall, this event in both Greensboro and High Point may assuage your fears about the transition. Learn about scheduling, transportation, nutrition, after-school care, curriculum and more.

Tues., Feb 23

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center; 420 High St., Winston- Salem; 336.765.5505; www.140ology.com; 8:45 a.m.; $99 (advance) Facebook and Twitter are a lot like Einstein’s famous Theory of Relativity: Everybody knows what they are, but most people don’t understand the ramifications. The press release calls this, “the perfect course for any business, organization, or brand leader who wants to help maximize their message through the use of social media.”

Wed., Feb 24

CAROLINA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

UNCG’s Elliott University Center Auditorium; 336.334.4839; www.carolinafilmandvideofestival. org; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening; $10, $7 students Today marks the second day of the Carolina Film & Video Festival, which runs through Feb. 27. Put on by UNGC and featuring the work of student and independent filmmakers around the world — with special emphasis on Carolina ties. This years slate includes 36 films ranging in length from two minutes to two hours.

Go to yesweekly.com for a full listing of happenings around the triad.

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